BUILDING A DIGITAL FUTURE

DIGITAL FIRST AFRICA

South Africa’s technology industry is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by trends like sustainability, data-driven decision-making, and cybersecurity. The National Development Plan, particularly the “2017-2030 National e-Strategy,” positions digital transformation as a key element in eliminating poverty and reducing inequalities by 2030. South Africa aims to be a major player in information and communication technologies (ICTs), with a potential GDP boost of ZAR1. 2 trillion by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. As a leading country in Africa for digital transformation, South Africa’s efforts contribute not only to its own development but also to shaping the continent’s technological landscape. Ongoing investments in education and infrastructure are crucial for sustaining this positive trajectory.

In collaboration with C-level executives and Heads of Sectors involved in the Digital Transformation Journey, we are hosting Digital First Africa Forum. As South Africa is on a path of rapid digitalization, this conference provides a platform to discuss and showcase the potential of digital transformation. It enables knowledge sharing, highlights best practices, cutting-edge technologies, and facilitates collaboration.

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KEY CONFERENCE ELEMENTS

Impactful Program

A highly anticipated conference where attendees will engage in a high-level international forum that addresses critical advances and pressing challenges in Digital Transformation. The conference program includes a series of key note speeches, presentations, panel discussions, and more.

Exhibition and Networking

Showcasing the latest advances in digital transformation. One-one meetings

Media & Live Broadcast

Networking Luncheons and Coffee Breaks

KEY OBJECTIVES

1. Knowledge Sharing:

The conference facilitates the exchange of insights, best practices, and experiences related to digital transformation in South Africa. Participants can gain valuable knowledge and insights from case studies and practical examples.

2. Networking and Collaboration

Professionals, experts, and industry leaders gather to network and collaborate at the conference. The event fosters connections, partnerships, and synergies among attendees, enabling them to explore collaborative opportunities and exchange ideas.

“Join us at the South Africa digital transformation Conference to be a part of South Africa’s digital journey, share knowledge, network with industry leaders, and contribute to the country’s growth in the digital era.”

ADVISORS AND SPEAKERS

Philly Mapulane

Deputy Minister Department Communications & Digital Technologies Republic South Africa

Esther Munyi

Chief Data and Analytics Officer Sasfin

Unathi Thosago MBA(GIBS) EDP(WBS)

Chief Technology Officer Adcorp Group

Nkululeko Nxumalo

Chief Technology Officer Infinity Brands

Abdul Kader Baba

Chief Technology & Information Officer Infrastructure South Africa

Vukosi Sambo

Executive Head of Data, Insights, AI & Workforce Management AfroCentric Group

Devan Manmoandas

Chief Financial Officer | CFO Exco Member Moza Banco

Cyril B

Head Of Department E-Gov Gauteng Provincial Government

Dr. Makaziwe Makamba

Senior Researcher C4IR South Africa

Boitumelo Makgoba

Chief Technology Officer(Data Science) Hippocampus Education

Lazola Ndamase

Head of Data Enablement & Analytics Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking

Gregg Barrett

Chief Executive Officer Cirrus

John Bosco Arends

Group Head Information and Network Technology Operations City of Johannesburg

Sihle Mthiyane

Chief Information Officer (CIO) NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd

Shalin Naidoo

Chief Information and Technology Officer DRDGOLD Limited

AGENDA

9:00 - 9:10

Opening remarks: Conference Producer

9:10 - 9:15

Chairman’s Speech and Introduction to the Conference

9:15 - 9:55

Panel Discussion

Role of government policies and programs in fostering
digital transformation & Cyber Security: National Development
Plan and the 2017-2030 National e-Strategy.

4 Panelists- Primary market & 1 sponsor

9:55 - 10:10

Key Note Presentation

Secure a prestigious 15-minute slot as the Headline Sponsor to address the entire audience,
position yourself as a thought leader, and gain a competitive edge by speaking first on the
agenda while showcasing your innovative offerings.

10:10 - 10:50

Panel Discussion
Data & Cloud Policy for South Africa’s Digital Transformation: Ensuring a Sustainable, Inclusive, and Secure Future

4 Panelists- Primary market & 1 sponsor, 40 minutes

10:50 - 11:00

Industry Insight

11:00 – 11:10

Industry Insight

11:10 – 11:50

Networking Break

11:50 - 12:00

Industry Insight

12:00 - 12:40

Panel Discussion
Datafication and AI: Shaping the Future of South Africa

4 Panelists- Primary market & 1 sponsor

12:40 - 1:00

Spotlight on Technology Providers.

1:50 - 2:00

1st Industry Insight

2:00 - 2:10

2nd Industry Insight

1:00 - 2:00

Networking Lunch

2:00 - 2:40

Panel Discussion
Cybersecurity and Digital Trust: Essential Pillars of South Africa’s Digital Transformation

4 Panelists- Primary market & 1 sponsor

2:40 - 3:00

Industry Insight by Technology Provider

3:00 - 3:40

Panel Discussion

The Rise of Industry Cloud Platforms: Empowering South African Businesses for the Future

4 Panelists – Primary market & 1 sponsor

3:40 - 4:30

Panel Discussion
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE – Strategies for Success in South Africa
Challenges in South African CX Digital Transformation

3:40 - 4:30

Panel Discussion

Transformed Digital Society: Increased access to secure Digital infrastructure Enabling Digital transformation policies and strategies

4 Panelists – Primary market & 1 sponsor

End of the Conference

2024 SPONSORS

gold sponsor
cyber security partner
associate sponsor
associate sponsor

SERIES SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS

WHO SHOULD SPONSOR

Technology Solution Providers

Cloud service providers, cybersecurity firms, AI and machine learning specialists, IoT platform providers, data analytics companies, and digital experience solution providers. Consulting and Advisory Firms: Organizations specializing in digital transformation consulting, strategy development, and implementation services.

Industry-Specific Solution Providers

Healthcare IT providers, manufacturing automation companies, financial technology (FinTech) firms, retail technology vendors,o r logistics and supply chain solution providers.

Telecom and Connectivity Providers

Connectivity solutions, 5G infrastructure, network services, and IoT connectivity.

Innovation and Startups

Blockchain, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), robotics, or automation

Data and Analytics Companies

Data management, analytics, and insights.

Training and Education Providers

Digital skills training, certifications, and educational programs in areas such as digital marketing, data science, AI, or agile methodologies.

Enterprise Software Providers:

ERP systems, CRM platforms, project management tools, or collaboration software.

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